Video: Nineteen85 reveals how long it took to write “Hotline Bling”

June 21, 2017

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In a video interview captured backstage at the 2017 SOCAN Awards, Songwriter of the Year winner and SOCAN member Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies discusses his entrée into the Drake camp; his inspiration in creating the beat for “Hotline Bling”; and bringing a fresh Caribbean vibe to rap and pop by co-writing Drake songs like “One Dance’ and “Too Good” (featuring Rihanna).